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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 courtroom file sketch, James Holmes, left, and defense attorney Tamara Brady are depicted, as they sit in court on the first day of jury selection in Holmes' trial, at the Arapahoe County Justice Center, in Centennial, Colo. Jan. 20, 2015. Holmes faces trial starting on April 27, 2015, in the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 dead and 70 wounded. (AP Photo/Jeff Kandyba, file)

Killer of ‘Batman’ moviegoers had studied brain disorders before the mass murder

Sunday, April 26, 2015

James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor; strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammunition; and slipped into a midnight premiere of the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. He was a sought-after neuroscientist-in-training, but he was falling apart. He told a classmate he wanted to kill people, prosecutors say. He …

Coast Guard: Second body found in Alabama waters, 5 missing

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Coast Guard crews searched for five people missing yesterday after recovering two bodies following a powerful weekend storm that capsized several sailboats competing in a regatta near Mobile Bay in Alabama. One body was discovered after Saturday’s storm and another yesterday morning, said Major Steve Thompson, director of the Alabama Department of Public …

Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers, sparking protests around the world about their death sentence

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them. Authorities also asked the four Nigerian men, two Australian men, a Filipino woman, a Brazilian man, a Frenchman and an …

Concord: Armed robbery investigation on Thorndike St. leads to drug arrest

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Concord police have arrested two suspects in an armed robbery last week, as well as the victim who was believed to be selling drugs in the vicinity of his 11-year-old son. John Cowdrey, 48, called the police …

Husband in runaway mom-daughter case arrested in Atlanta

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The husband of a woman who fled New Hampshire with her 8-year-old daughter a decade ago amid a custody dispute in a previous relationship was arrested yesterday as he landed at an Atlanta airport on a flight from Central America with the daughter, the U.S. Marshals Service said. …

Weare Police Department seeks accreditation as reputation rebounds

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The past few years have seen the Weare Police Department often in the headlines, rarely for good news. Two years ago, it was a fatal, officer-involved shooting in a botched drug sting. Just six months ago, it was the sudden departure of new police chief John Velleca after …

Police: Suspect hitchhiked to Fla.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The man accused of killing a community college worker said the motorcycle he used to get away broke down along Interstate 95 and he walked 30 miles before a woman headed to Florida gave him a ride, according …

ARIZONA: Video shows officer ram suspect

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dramatic dash-cam video shows a police officer in a Tucson suburb using his cruiser to ram an armed suspect, sending him flying in the air before the car smashes into a wall. The man survived the Feb. 19 …

No verdict on Day 6 of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez case

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

After six days of deliberating, jurors went home yesterday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee’s sister. Hernandez …

N.H. police reporting spike in motor vehicle fraud; points to drug crisis

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A spike in the number of cases involving people trying to obtain fraudulent identification could have ties to the region’s ongoing opioid crisis, according to the state police. Already this year, the state has opened 14 cases – about double the roughly half-dozen it saw in all of …

State settles liquor contract suits for $2.5 million

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The state has agreed to pay Law Warehouses Inc. $2.5 million to terminate all pending litigation from the Nashua-based company, which accused the state Liquor Commission of violating its bidding procedures by favoring an out-of-state competitor for a $200 million, 20-year liquor warehousing contract. The agreement, reached last …

Millionaire Robert Durst pleads not guilty to federal charge

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jailed millionaire Robert Durst pleaded not guilty yesterday to the newest charge against him – a federal charge of possessing a gun after a felony conviction. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk set a trial date for June 22. Durst is an estranged member of the wealthy family that …

A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria. And while the cry to “Bring Back Our Girls” remains a worldwide cause, the new president yesterday …